14th April 2021
diabetes in the emergency department

Diabetes in the Emergency Department

Diabetic patients have difficulty maintaining normal blood sugar levels and can result in medical emergencies if uncontrolled. It is a useful pneumonic to remember that after […]
2nd April 2021
paracetamol overdose

Paracetamol overdose: how to avoid medical negligence claims

Paracetamol overdose can be life-threatening, and with up to an estimated 90,000 patients in the UK presenting with paracetamol overdose each year, it is therefore a […]
25th March 2021
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Managing the pregnant patient in the Emergency Department

I have previously written about the dangers of missing an ectopic pregnancy in the Emergency Department but pregnant patients also present to the Emergency Department later […]
16th March 2021
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Assessing the patient in the Emergency Department when they are intoxicated

Patients often present to the Emergency Department having been out (when the pandemic allows) and having taken intoxicating drinks. They may have fallen and injured their […]
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